Kittens!

May. 6th, 2015 11:25 am
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Our adopted cat Ninja has been pregnant for a couple of months, after we failed to keep her inside while she was on heat, and we've been expecting her to give birth any minute now for several days.  Last night we were quite worried because we couldn't find her anywhere, and I went so far as to go out and search the neighbourhood at half-past-four in the morning.  When I got back, we were getting ready to go back to bed and then we heard some higher-pitched-than-usual meowing coming from my study ...

It seems that Ninja had nominated the wardrobe in my study as a warm and safe place.  Which was mostly right, except that she was on top of a pile of Stuff and some of the kittens had got a bit stuck, so later this morning I rescued some of them from the depths of the wardrobe.  All four kittens seem to be well, though, little black-and-grey scraps of fur with CLAWS, and they and mother are snug in their box out of the way under the stairs.  Pictures will no doubt be forthcoming although I have to rely on [livejournal.com profile] ghoti for those as my phone's camera isn't working.  Assuming that all goes well, we plan to keep one and have homes lined up for the other three.

I'm amazed at how quiet and non-messy the procedure seems to have been!  The vet gave us to understand that the mother could be understandably quite noisy, but we heard pretty much nothing at all to the extent that we had no idea where she was until after the kittens were born.
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